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2021 Katz Research and Library Introduction - Oakland Campus

Use this guide to learn about key library resources and services available at Pitt for Master of Science Students


IBISWorld is useful for finding information about broad industries. It's less useful for finding information about specific companies.


Searching for Industry reports

In the main search bar, type your keyword, company, or NAICS code.

Note: Depending on the size and diversity of product/activity of some companies, more than one NAICS code may be attributed to the company. For example, one code may identify the primary business aspect of the company, and another code may identify other types of activities the company has. In addition, although the US Government has assigned the codes, the vendor of the database or other tool that you are using may be inconsistent in applying the codes.

In this example, the keyword computer software is entered


The results are displayed in groups. For computer software, you will receive industry reports for the US, China, and global markets. Typically the search will put US results towards the top, but with the filters on the side you can choose what region is displayed. undefined

Using Industry Reports